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Shipboard Scientific Support Equipment, R/V Blue Heron, 2009

ABSTRACT <br/><br/>17 July 2009<br/>Proposal Number: 0910894<br/>Institution: University of Minnesota Duluth<br/>PI: R. Ricketts<br/><br/>The proposal requests five Shipboard Scientific Support items for the University of Minnesota Duluth; namely an expanded fixed fire suppression system, ship?s service generator overhaul, HVAC up-grades in the dry lab, new RADAR?s, and new life rafts. All items will either enhance safety or provide greatly improved science support capabilities.<br/><br/>Broader Impacts: The University of Minnesota supports federally funded scientific research on the Great Lakes and routinely exposes graduate and undergraduate students to the marine sciences. The R/V BLUE HERON is scheduled to complete over 50 NSF sponsored days in 2009.

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